Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyers

Personal Injury Lawyers 
Serving Kansas City, Missouri

Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Kansas City, Missouri

No one expects to be injured in an accident, but thousands of people are injured in Missouri each year. When this happens you need a personal injury lawyer in Kansas City with the experience you need who will give you the attention you deserve. Many lives are suddenly changed as victims are often left with long-lasting pain and suffering, significant medical expenses, and emotional harm. The consequences can be worsened when an accident is caused by the negligent or reckless conduct of others.

At the Noland Law Firm, we also fight for the rights of accident injury victims throughout:

We combine the sophistication of a large legal practice with the personal attention of a small firm, which helps us provide each and every client with exceptional service.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident resulting from negligence or intentional harm, you may be entitled to receive meaningful compensation.

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What Constitutes A Personal Injury Case in Kansas City?

In Kansas City, a personal injury case typically arises from someone else’s negligence, resulting in injuries, lost work time, and medical expenses. For example, in slip and fall incidents at retail establishments, negligence can be established if hazards are ignored by management or employees, leading to injuries. Similarly, in auto accidents, negligence can range from traffic violations to driving under the influence.

It’s crucial to understand the concept of “comparative fault” in Missouri, where if you’re partially responsible for your injuries, your settlement may be reduced accordingly. Additionally, Missouri imposes specific time limits, such as a five-year window for most personal injury cases and shorter periods for medical malpractice and wrongful death cases. Adhering to these deadlines is vital, as missing them could result in your case being dismissed.

To pursue a personal injury claim successfully, you must demonstrate that your injuries resulted from someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or deliberate actions. If the accident wasn’t anyone’s fault or if you sue the wrong party, you risk losing your case. Additionally, waiting too long to file a lawsuit or being partially at fault for the accident can impact your ability to recover compensation. It’s crucial to understand these factors and seek legal guidance accordingly to navigate your case effectively.

Types of Personal Injury Cases We Take in Kansas City

When choosing a personal injury lawyer our team has over 60 years of combined experience, having tried over 200 civil and criminal jury trials and over 40 cases in the appellate courts. Our attorneys have received a number of awards, including:

The trial and appellate practice at Noland Law Firm is dedicated to representing injury victims and their loved ones in a wide range of personal injury claims, including:

  • Car accidents – these are the most common causes of personal injury, but many victims never receive the full value of their claims. Our attorneys are highly adept negotiators who routinely obtain significant compensation from insurance companies.
  • Truck Accidents – Missouri is a gateway of commercial transportation. Trucks and tractor-trailers frequently cause catastrophic accidents. Depending on the circumstances, we pursue claims against trucking companies, drivers and manufacturers.
  • Motorcycle Accidents – motorcyclists are at risk of significant injuries arising from collisions with other vehicles. While proving fault in these accidents is challenging, our attorneys have the skills that are essential for building a successful case.
  • Slip, trip and fall (premises liability) – all property owners in the state have a duty to provide a safe environment to visitors. We routinely pursue injury claims against residential and commercial property owners as well as municipalities.
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect – while most nursing homes and assisted living facilities provide their residents with quality care, the elder care system is plagued by patient abuse and neglect. We are committed to protecting the rights of seniors and their loved ones.
  • Sexual assault and abuse – while those who commit sex offenses can be held criminally liable, victims are also entitled to just compensation for their pain and suffering.
  • School and day care assault and abuse – we expect our children to be well cared for, and those who fail to fulfill this obligation and cause harm to children must be held accountable.
  • Wrongful death – grieving the loss of a loved one is always painful, but even more so if negligence or malicious intent was the case of death. We provide families with knowledge and compassion during this difficult time.

Advocates for Personal Injury Victims
in the Greater Kansas City Area

At the Noland Law Firm, we believe that every client is special and every case is unique. A personal injury lawyer will take the time to thoroughly investigate your claim and determine the circumstances that led to your accident. While many personal injury cases are settled in negotiations with insurance companies, we know that insurers are in business to make profits. For this reason, they often try to settle cases quickly, deny claims, or make offers that are worth far less than the full value of a claim.

Your personal injury lawyer will fight for your right to just compensation that also considers future pain and suffering that you may endure. If the insurer fails to make a fair and reasonable offer, we have the trial skills and resources necessary to pursue the case in court. Although insurance companies often rely on teams of attorneys, claims adjusters, and investigators, we are uniquely qualified to level the playing field. By collaborating with a network of medical professionals and other experts, we will work diligently to build a successful case.

The Noland Law Firm will offer you legal knowledge and compassion during your fight for just compensation. Recovering from an injury can be a long and difficult process, and we will be by your side every step of the way. If you were injured in an accident in Kansas City, or anywhere in the Greater Kansas City area or western Missouri, fill out a contact form or call our office today for a free consultation.

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Our Kansas City, Missouri Personal Injury Team

Douglass F. Noland

Douglass F. Noland Douglass is the founding attorney of our firm. He received his education from William Jewell College, where he became an Adjunct Professor, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, where he now serves as an Adjunct Professor in Trial Advocacy.

As a distinguished law professional with many accolades in the Kansas City area, Douglass is Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy. He is admitted to practice before the Federal Courts in Missouri and Kansas, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Kate E Noland

Kate E. Noland Kate has 10 years’ experience as an attorney of law. She is licensed to practice in Missouri and Kansas. She received her education from William Jewell College, where she is currently an adjunct professor of constitutional law.

Kate graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia Law School and was admitted to the Missouri Bar and the U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri in 2008. She is a former prosecutor with the office of the Missouri Attorney General, as well as the Clay County Prosecutor’s office.

Jennifer N. Wettstein

Jennifer is a personal injury attorney who is committed to helping her clients. She is admitted to practice states of Missouri and Kansas, as well as the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

Jennifer graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, going on to obtain her Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. She is a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Bar Leadership Academy and a member of the Association of Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City.

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At Noland Law Firm, we provide both legal expertise and empathetic support as you pursue rightful compensation. Whether your accident occurred in Kansas City, the Greater Kansas City area, or western Missouri, reach out to us today via our online contact form, live chat or phone for a free, complimentary consultation.

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